How to Give Yourself a Facial at Home

I've given you a lot of skincare tips, and I hope you're finding them useful. For me, facials are an important part of my skincare routine and have helped me maintain a healthy complexion. In the past, I've received a few [costly] professional facials, and while they were beneficial, I found that there are a lot of spa-worthy products on the market. So, I began giving myself facials at home.

Here's how you can give yourself a spa-like facial at home in 5 easy steps:

Related: How to Maintain Your Skin in the Summer

What you will need:

  • Gentle facial cleaners
  • Exfoliating scrub
  • Washcloth
  • Extractor
  • Face mask (clay-based for oily skin, cream or gel for dry skin)
  • Moisturizer 

How to give yourself a facial in 5 steps:

1. Clean


Wash your face with a good gentle face cleanser. Use warm water, and wash your face, neck, and ears.

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2. Exfoliate

Grab your favorite exfoliating scrub and gently rub in circular motions all over your face. Focus on areas around your nose and forehead; if certain areas of your face are oilier than others, give that section an extra rub. 

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3. Steam + extract


Steaming your face at home is easy, and there are a few ways you can do this. You can jump into a hot shower or use a warm washcloth; this is the way I do mine. Fill your sink with warm water and soak your washcloth in it. Ring it out and press it against for face; do this two or three times. Now that your pores are open, gently use an extractor to scrape against your nose, cheeks, and forehead (your T-zone). Also, gently remove any acne by pressing against it with the extractor. Give your face another pass with the warm washcloth once complete.

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4. Mask

If you have oily skin, use a clay or charcoal face mask. If you have dry skin, use a hydrating cream or gel mask. Leave it on for the suggested amount of time and rinse it completely. If you're unsure of what type of mask you should be using, check out this post on face masks. 

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5. Hydrate


Lastly, you want to moisturize. Smooth a thick moisturizer over your face and neck. Before applying your moisturizer, you can apply a Vitamin A or C serum.

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Let me know if this at home facial works for you, comment me below. 

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